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COVID-19 in B.C.: Six healthcare outbreaks, update on variants in schools, and more

B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix, with provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry (Photo credit: The Georgia Straight)

New case numbers continue to hover around similar levels as last week, which means case numbers still remain too high.

Meanwhile, B.C. has entered Phase 2 of the immunization program.

B.C. immunization executive lead Dr. Penny Ballem, along with provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry, Health Minister Adrian Dix, and Premier John Horgan held a news conference today to announce further details about upcoming vaccinations.

The good news is that outbreaks have been declared over at:

  • St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver;
  • CareLife Fleetwood in Surrey;
  • George Derby Centre in Burnaby;
  • Eden Gardens in Nanaimo, where one staff member and one resident tested positive;
  • Wexford Creek in Nanaimo, where one staff member tested positive;
  • Noric House in Vernon.

Click here for the full story on The Georgia Straight.